The Shaw Floors Convention in Orlando

This month brought my first brand trip of the year and it was so much fun! As a Shaw Floors Style Board blogger (there are 8 of us), I have so enjoyed working with Shaw over the years and now things are ramping up even more. We were all invited to their huge Shaw Floors convention held in Orlando, FL every 2 years and it was a pleasure to get to see it all up close and personal.  It's huge and … [Read more...]

10 Years of Blogging

I never imagined that I'd be blogging for 10 years. But then again, I had no idea where it was headed when I started this blog back then early in 2007.  None of us did.  It's been the most amazing journey I could ever have dreamed and I'm still so very grateful for the path that brought me here.  I've been thinking back on the last 10 years looking at my life in the rear view mirror.  It's good to … [Read more...]

BHG Stylemaker Event 2016

It's such a pleasure to be in this world of blogging and get to meet and interact with so many people, including other fabulous bloggers, magazines, and brands.  Two years ago I went to the Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker event and was invited to attend this year as well.  I love going to New York, so it was a good excuse to see some of my sweet blog friends, go to the event, and also take a … [Read more...]

Haven Conference 2016 Recap!

Five years ago, the Haven Conference was born.   When I think back to where I was 5 years ago, it's nothing short of a miracle that all of this came together when we stepped out in blind faith and started a DIY/Home decor blogging conference from scratch. I think I've said it before, but it truly was a God thing.  It was scary, but we felt such a passion for doing it and so it happened the first … [Read more...]

Haven Maven Mentors Blog Hop!

This year at Haven, we are adding something that we've never had before and that is Haven Maven Mentors! We are so excited to pull together this beautiful group of seasoned bloggers who will serve as mentors during the conference for our newer bloggers who will attend Haven Conference this year. We've always thought this would be fun to do, so this year we are implementing it.  All the Haven Maven … [Read more...]

Haven Conference 2016 Ticket Sales!

It's hard to believe that 5 years ago, the idea of a blogging conference for the DIY/home decor crowd was hatched and now this will be our 5th year of bringing Haven to the blog world.  It's been my privilege to be a part of this wonderful blogging conference from the beginning brainstorming sessions. The Haven team and I have been working hard to bring together another amazing Haven Conference … [Read more...]

What the Tech: Ebook Giveaway!

Back in 2007, when I started blogging, we all had to learn some technical things along the way.  It was all brand new to me and I stumbled through it, learning as I went.  Fast forward to today, 2016, and needless to say, everything has changed since then.  I never did learn a lot about html.  Only enough to make me dangerous, but I never really had the time or interest in delving into all things … [Read more...]

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